How To Get Back On Track After You’ve Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions

PLEASE READ: I have been thinking that I wanted to do something different for my blog next year and that Is more content that you want to see. I know that at the and of every post I ALWAYS ask what you would like to see. I MEAN I REALLY want to do more content related to what you want to see. It can be “Diet” related, fitness, nutrition or even advice posts. I post what I post because It means something to mean I won’t post something if I didn’t believe in it. I want to take this blog to the next level and I want you all of my followers (friends) to be apart of the ride. So please don’t hesitate in reaching out with any and all suggestions. You can find all of my links at the end of every post in the “Thank You” section and in the section “Where You Can Follow Me”. 


So January 1 is (here), and you started the year off with a clean slate—a fresh perspective to set and tackle your goals, and make 2018 your best year yet. But a few weeks went by and you found your motivation waning and yourself sliding back into your old habits. After all, willpower can only get you so far in achieving your goals.

When the excitement wears off is where the real work sets in. If you promised yourself you’d get back in the gym, finally lose those 20 pounds, get more sleep, or drink more water, here’s how to make sure you stay on track, even if you’ve veered off in the last several weeks.

Set Specific Goals Rather Than Broad Ones

woman thinking

Keeping your goals focused can help keep you focused on your goals, too. Knowing exactly why you want to achieve your goals is the first step to crushing them. “Identify your why and really go into detail, Not like, I want better health. I don’t know what that means. Maybe it’s, I want to keep up with my two dogs or not get tired when I walk.  Post it everywhere and emotionally connect to it. Because let’s be honest: Pizza is going to taste better than chicken any day of the week.


Overcome Your Weight Loss Plateau

Woman tying shoes

The key to losing weight is to exercise intelligently and to truly challenge your body every time you hit the gym. If you do the same workout all the time, you won’t make progress,” says Dan Roberts, celebrity trainer and creator of Methodology X. Once you switch up your workouts and challenge yourself, such as by adding a HIIT routine or using heavier dumbbells, you’ll drop the pounds faster and continue losing weight.


Finally, Enjoy Cardio

treadmill intervals

There’s a reason the treadmill is also known as the “dreadmill”—the seemingly endless run is definitely not something we’d consider fun. Amp up your workout without spending an extra minute on the dreaded machine with one simple trick: All it takes to torch 15 percent more calories on the treadmill is a little incline. The stronger adrenaline boost and higher calorie burn is a great way to get you back on the cardio track sooner than you thought!


Log More Shut-Eye Hours

woman sleeping

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need seven to nine hours of sleep a night to function properly. Inadequate shut-eye hours can lead to a decrease in leptin levels, which, in turn, increases your appetite and derails your weight loss efforts. Motivate yourself to get to sleep earlier by changing your environment. If you have trouble sleeping, don’t force it. Get green sheets, as the color provides the best relaxation benefits for sleep. Tart cherry juice contains natural melatonin, and wearing socks to bed keeps body temperature regulated to help you fall asleep faster. I also suggest taking a detox from electronics right before bed since the blue light delays your melatonin production.


Stop Drinking Your Calories

girl sipping soda

Cut out sugary drinks, soda, juices, and especially alcohol. These drinks cause weight gain, bloat, and pack on extra pounds. By simply substituting caloric drinks for water, you can see immediate changes and lose weight over time. If you find water boring, jazz it up with some sliced lemon, lime, oranges, mint or cucumber.


Sign Up At A Gym

hotel gym

Did You Know?: 12% percent of all gym goers sign up in January and it takes 24 weeks for most members to quit, according to the Fitness Industry Association, Whether it’s because the gym is too far or usually too crowded, you can beat the statistics with a few simple tricks. Shop for a gym like you’re shopping for a car. Ask for a free trial and make sure the people at front desk are happy and enthusiastic enough to attract you in. If you’re making the investment to join a gym, you should let it keep you there. Also, ask for free personal training sessions and talk to members to find out what they like about each spot,


Go To The Gym More Often

assortment of gym accessories

If you’re already a member of your local gym, you might set goals to frequent it more often come the new year. To increase your chances of actually sticking to your goals, why not try adopting effective rituals, such as packing a gym bag the night before and placing your sneakers on the side of your bed. Having your workout gear in plain sight and ready to grab and go will make it much easier to pursue your goals.


Drink More Water

drinking water at gym

If you want to stick to something, you have to make it as simple as possible. Complexity is the enemy of execution. Tell yourself, Today I will drink a cup of water before dinner.’Starting small and set a simple goal will make it easier to accomplish.


Sculpt A Six-Pack

woman abs workout

It’s not a myth—abs are definitely made in the kitchen. Protein- and healthy fat-rich foods like lean fish, eggs, beans, and leafy greens into your “diet” will help keep you full while revealing those abs! Replace refined carbs and processed foods in your pantry with these staples to ensure you incorporate them into your “diet”.


Stay Motivated to Work Out

happy woman outside

Before breaking a sweat, take a moment of gratitude for your health. Doing so completely changes the energy of your workouts and can inspire you to push yourself harder.


Clean Up Your Diet

woman buying produce

Diets don’t work, but behavioral change does. When you want to create a meal plan that works, stick to addition rather than deprivation. If (thefood)goes bad, that means it’s good for you. When you go shopping, avoid the bulls-eyed zone, as it is eye level with shoppers. This is where leading brands place items that can run up your food bill. Instead, save money and look up and down for local- and smaller-named brands, which will help the savvy shopper stay within budget.


Cook More Meals At Home

older couple cooking

There Is Good News: cooking a nutritious meal at home doesn’t require hours of slaving away in the kitchen! Even if you have less than a half hour to spare, you can still sit down to a healthy lunch and dinner. The key is to stock up on healthy and nutritious foods that are easily thrown together.  It starts with a store-bought rotisserie chicken, which saves loads of time, and it’s made up of any odds and ends you may have in the fridge.


Unplug and De-stress

yoga man

Vow to “unplug from technology for an hour a day and spend that time reading a real book (yes, they still exist), doing yoga, taking a walk, meditating—whatever relaxes you and makes you happy! The constant attention-grabbing chirping that our phones, tablets, and computers make has an impact on our stress levels, sleep, and perspective. And since stress and sleep both plays a role in health and weight loss, powering down can help you stay trim, too.


Eat More Veggies

gardening vegetables

We all know that vegetables are packed with fiber and essential vitamins and nutrients, but most of us still don’t get enough of the stuff on a daily basis. In fact, according to Health Day, only one in ten Americans eat the daily recommended amount of veggies.


Cut Down On Added Sugars

reading food label grocery store

The sweet stuff has a stealthy way of sneaking into the most healthy-sounding foods (think of: granola and whole-grain bread). So if your sweet tooth kicks in, cutting back on desserts like cookies and ice cream may not be enough. Make sure to actively scan nutrition labels of foods that don’t even taste sweet. Sugar is hiding everywhere—even bacon has sugar in it!  You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods and strip away unnecessary sugars—losing weight at a rate of up to one pound per day, while still enjoying the sweeter things in life.


Reach Your Step Goal

couple walking dog in nature

If we can sit less and walk more, it’s possible to make great physical improvements. Thankfully, there are so many ways to move more throughout the day: Take the stairs, park your car farther away from your destination, get a standing desk or walk around while you talk on the phone. Get an activity tracker and aim for 10,000 steps each day.


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can also ALWAYS find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching or just looking for advice on how to jump-start a healthy lifestyle or how to stay on track during the holidays you can find all of my links which are ALWAYS provided in the “Thank You” section and in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.


Thank You!

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

If you are a company or a person who would like to reach out so we can work together you can reach me here. Leighlei2009@gmail.com

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me ❤️️

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Vegan January (Veganuary)

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It’s officially 2019, and that means New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. American resolutions oftentimes pertain to “diet”, whether it be, “I want to lose 10 pounds by March,” or something more long-term such as, “I want to eat better so I can live longer.” Maybe you even considered overhauling completely and going vegan in 2019? Or, even less daunting, just for the month of January? Veganuary is the nonprofit organization spearheading such lifestyle change. This charity is encouraging people worldwide to, yes, go vegan during the first month of the year. The organization’s end goal, of course, is to help people make the switch to an all-vegan “diet” permanently.


What Is Veganuary?

The team at Veganuary is educating people about how adopting a vegan lifestyle can improve personal health as well as help to sustain our environment. Changing your diet is not an easy task, which is why the organization’s team of experts provide those who want to make this change with plenty of help to make the transition as painless as possible. Such tools include meal plans and recipe guides, as well as nutrition tips and other recommendations. The organization even has a book out called, “How to Go Vegan: the Why, the How, and Everything You Need to Make Going Vegan Easy,” which is an even more in-depth resource.


What are some people are doing it

Research says people are motivated to adopt a vegan diet—or at least try it out—for primarily three reasons.

“Going vegan is important for many different reasons, but according to our research, the top three reasons participants take the Veganuary pledge are for personal health, animal welfare, and the environment,” says Veganuary CEO Simon Winch. “Eating vegan is a great way to improve energy and vitality, halve your dietary greenhouse gas emissions, and address animal agriculture—which is one of the biggest contributors to climate change.”

Winch says that Veganuary is expecting over 300,000 people from around the world to participate in this year’s challenge. Other survey results showed that 62 percent of respondents said they intended to continue following a vegan lifestyle after January, too. Another 82 percent said going vegan was not as difficult as they anticipated.


What exactly does going vegan entail

In case you need a refresher, there is a difference between vegan and vegetarian. According to the Vegan Society, “Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, or any other purpose.” A vegetarian, on the other hand, avoids eating animals, but may still opt for their by-products such as eggs, milk, and cheese.


What are the health benefits of going vegan

Sharon Palmer, RDN and founder of the food blog, The Plant-Powered Dietitian advises that there is research on how switching to a vegan diet is linked to a decreased risk of chronic conditions such as Type 2 diabetes, cancer, and hypertension, to name a few. Palmer says this is because, “a vegan diet is rich in all of the ‘good’ stuff like vitamins, minerals, fibers, healthy fats, and antioxidants, and low in all of the things we must watch out for, such as saturated fat, cholesterol, and toxins related to the processing of meats.”


How can I start

You can take the pledge on the Veganuary site so you can kick-off this new journey. Who knows: you might decide to keep it up long past this month!


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can also ALWAYS find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching or just looking for advice on how to jump-start a healthy lifestyle or how to stay on track during the holidays you can find all of my links which are ALWAYS provided in the “Thank You” section and in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.


Thank You!

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

If you are a company or a person who would like to reach out so we can work together you can reach me here. Leighlei2009@gmail.com

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Easy New Year Resolutions For Health

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 Eat More Omega-3s

Getting more foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids might just help you keep your blood pressure down. In the multinational INTERMAP study, researchers found that among 4,680 healthy adults, those who consumed the highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets had the lowest rates of hypertension. Research also suggests that omega-3s can help improve your mood, which we all need a little help within the short, dark days of winter. Aim to get two servings of fish a week, particularly fatty fish, such as salmon, sardines and some types of tuna, which are rich in omega-3s. Not a fish lover? Opt for walnuts and flax, which are good nonfish sources of omega-3s.

Solution: Seek out seafood


 Vegetables

The majority of Americans don’t eat the daily recommended 3 or more servings of vegetables, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you’re of the mindset that “vegetables don’t taste good,” but know you should eat more of them since they’re teeming with healthy nutrients and fiber, get out your roasting pan. Roasting vegetable caramelizes their natural sugars so they taste fantastic. It’s an easy way to cook veggies for dinner—pop a pan of them in the oven and make the rest of dinner while they roast.

Solution: Get out the roasting pan


Up Your Fiber Intake

Getting enough fiber may help prevent cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and a number of cancers. And eating more fiber may help you slim down. But the average American eats about 14 grams a day—the recommended daily intake is 21 to 38 grams. One of the easiest ways to up your fiber intake is to eat more whole grains. Quinoa, whole-wheat couscous, bulgur, and polenta are all quick-cooking options to add to your weeknight repertoire.

Solution: Experiment with whole grains


Eat Less Meat

A popular reason to cut back on meat is for environmental reasons, but you’ll be helping your heart too. When you replace meat with soy, you’ll naturally eat less saturated fat—and research shows that saturated fat increases LDL. While tofu might not have a real “flavor,” that’s what makes it so versatile—it soaks up the flavors of a stir-fry sauce or marinade like a sponge, making it taste terrific!

Solution: Learn to like tofu more


 Rein in Your Sugar Addiction

Americans eat too much sugar. We consume 355 calories—or 22 teaspoons—of added sugars a day. The American Heart Association advises that we eat much, much less than that. Luckily, you can still make treats that satisfy your sweet tooth and cut back on your sugar intake at the same time.

Solution: Make low-sugar treats to satisfy your sweet tooth


 Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can also ALWAYS find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching or just looking for advice on how to jump-start a healthy lifestyle or how to stay on track during the holidays you can find all of my links which are ALWAYS provided in the “Thank You” section and in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.


Thank You!

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

If you are a company or a person who would like to reach out so we can work together you can reach me here. Leighlei2009@gmail.com

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me ❤️️

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The Best New Year’s Resolutions

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how that I would be extending blogmas until December 31st. These posts won’t be holiday related as Christmas has since passed (Yesterday) Happy The Day After Christmas. What I will be doing Is adding some New Year’s related content to help you continue to stay on track and I will slowly be adding more of my normal content over the next week or so.

PLEASE READ: I have been thinking that I wanted to do something different for my blog next year and that Is more content that you want to see. I know that at the and of every post I ALWAYS ask what you would like to see. I MEAN I REALLY want to do more content related to what you want to see. It can be “Diet” related, fitness, nutrition or even advice posts. I post what I post because It means something to mean I won’t post something if I didn’t believe in it. I want to take this blog to the next level and I want you all of my followers (friends) to be apart of the ride. So please don’t hesitate in reaching out with any and all suggestions. You can find all of my links at the end of every post in the “Thank You” section and in the section “Where You Can Follow Me”. 

If you have missed #Blogmas all the links are listed in the section titled Blogmas which will be in right under this.

Welcome back for #Blogmas Day 25! Blogmas Is flying right by! To catch up here are the links to the first 22 Days of #Blogmas

Blogmas Days 1-25

*I realized that my #blogmas days had repeated tagged posts and that not every post was linked. I caught the mistake and fixed it. Every link should now be clickable and days 1-18 are now linked. If you are new to #blogmas you can catch up below.

Blogmas Day 1 Blogmas Day 2 Blogmas Day 3 Blogmas Day 4 Blogmas Day 5 Blogmas Day 6 Blogmas Day 7 Blogmas Day 8 Blogmas Day 9 Blogmas Day 10 Blogmas Day 11 Blogmas Day 12 Blogmas Day 13 Blogmas Day 14  Blogmas Day 15  Blogmas Day 16 Blogmas Day 17 Blogmas Day 18  Blogmas Day 19 Blogmas Day 20 Blogmas Day 21 Blogmas Day 22 Blogmas Day 23 Blogmas Day 24 Blogmas Day 25 Blogmas Day 26 Blogmas Day 27 Blogmas Day 28


It’s the perfect time to reflect on the year and start planning how you can become a healthier you in 2019. We’re not just talking about the first two weeks of January, either. Year after year, countless positive resolutions are made, but by the end of the month, they may no longer be at the forefront of your mind—because, well, life.

Oftentimes, resolutions die out after the first few weeks in the new year because they’re simply not sustainable. Start thinking of your New Year’s resolutions as a lifestyle change, not a crash-course diet. We asked doctors to share resolutions that they and their colleagues would consider the best New Year’s resolutions you can make for long-lasting results in 2019. Also, be sure to check out the simple, healthy habits you can change for 2019 to maximize your healthy results!

Make A Plan That You’ll Stick To Throughout The Whole Year

Don’t plan to do everything in January and don’t pick behaviors that are nebulous like ‘I’m gonna start working out more. Instead, create a plan and add behaviors, as needed, in stages throughout the year. Habits take time to form and you may feel overwhelmed, or coerced if you overload yourself. Start with one, get comfortable with it, and then add another.


Start Making Exercise Fun So You Actually Do It

Move your body. I don’t care if you walk halfway around the block or if you get on the bicycle and bike 50 miles, or go to the gym—you’ve got to keep your body moving. You either move it or lose it.

For exercise, do things that are fun. Meanwhile, schedule these to be done with a friend, so that you actually show up. For example, walking in the park and shopping are good exercises.


Seek Out Healthful Foods That You’ll Actually Want To Eat

Find healthy whole foods that you enjoy adding into your diet, instead of cutting out things you enjoy. For example, resolve to add a handful of berries to your breakfast every morning. The antioxidants have multiple health benefits. Instead of cutting things out, substitute one pleasurable thing for another. Soda and fruit juices each have three-quarters of a teaspoon of sugar per ounce, and neither is healthy. Instead, substitute with tea and sweeten with Stevia. Or add in vegetable juices.


Practice Mindfulness In Every Facet Of Your Life

Mindfulness in our behavior will go a long way in helping us achieve our goals. Mindful eating will automatically find us gravitating to health-promoting food—savoring each bite will slow down the speed with which we eat and cut down portion size. Being mindful of physical activities that are enjoyable will let us meet our fitness goals without the sensation of torture. If extended to all aspects of the day, mindfulness makes life more complete. We may just stop saying, Where did the last year go?


Stay Hydrated Throughout The Day

Drink More Water! I usually recommend four 16 ounce bottles of water consumption daily for my patients. It helps to flush the urinary tract of bacteria and also prevents stone formation. First line therapy in UTI prevention is hydration and the most common cause of kidney stones is having concentrated urine, so please drink up in 2019.

 


Limit Red Meat Consumption To Once A Week

It’s not just the fat in red meat, it’s the chemicals in red meat that increase the incidence of certain cancers. Stop eating red meat more than once a week.


Make An Effort To Reduce Your Stress Levels

Stress produces chemicals in your brain which damage every organ in your body and it impairs your immune system. For a healthy immune system, keep your stress levels low. For low-stress levels, exercise daily.


Start Eating Foods In This Order For Better Digestion And Nutrient Absorption

The order of your food intake may also be of benefit in your efforts to get healthy. As you strive to establish good habits, you may find it does your gut good to eat in this order:
 1. Start each meal with fibrous carbs such as a salad, mixed vegetables, etc. 2. After you have consumed about 1⁄2 of your fibrous carbs, start eating your proteins and fats (meat portion of the meal) along with the rest of your fibrous carbohydrates. 3. Then slowly start on healthy carbohydrates, such as quinoa or amaranth. 4. Add jalapenos, habanero, and cayenne peppers to your meal. These all contain capsaicin (gives peppers their “kick”), a chemical shown to help increase metabolism.


Get Tested For Food Sensitivities So That You Can Eliminate Discomfort And Become More Energized

Ninety-five percent of Americans suffer from food sensitivities, yet they’re among the most commonly under-diagnosed areas of clinical medicine. This is because unlike food allergies, food sensitivities are usually limited to digestive problems (like bloating, inflammation, lethargy) and the symptoms don’t always show up immediately, making it even harder to pinpoint which ingredients are upsetting your body.

When I finally decided to get tested for food sensitivities It was one the best and scariest decisions I have ever made (at that time). I found out from taking a food intolerance/sensitivity food test that my body reacted to so many different types of food. I recommend everyone to take a food intolerance/sensitivity test. You’ll be surprised at what the test may say.


Don’t Let Your Resolutions Consume You

Don’t let resolutions become chains. Instead, take them somewhat lightly. Yes, stick to them as much as possible, but don’t put too much pressure on yourself. You need to find the balance that works. After all, these changes are supposed to make your life better and not worse, right?


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can also ALWAYS find all of my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

If you or someone you may know is looking for one on one coaching or just looking for advice on how to jump-start a healthy lifestyle or how to stay on track during the holidays you can find all of my links which are ALWAYS provided in the “Thank You” section and in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.


Thank You!

I do hope you stick around as I put out different types of content I try to post educational, Informative things that everyone can learn from. I am learning what people like to read and what people don’t. The one thing you will get from me Is honesty. If I post something It’s because I believe In It no matter If It’s a beauty review, recipe post, or just me posting a random post.

If you are a company or a person who would like to reach out so we can work together you can reach me here. Leighlei2009@gmail.com

I just want to say Thank you to all of those who read, view, like, comment, and subscribed to my blog It means the world to me ❤️️

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Your Christmas Body

Today is #Blogmas day 4. I can’t believe three other days have passed already. I guess the sayings are true #1 Time flies when you’re having fun and #2 The older you get the faster time flies by. To catch up on Days 1-3 of #blogmas the links will be provided in the Final Thoughts Section at the end of today’s post.

Giving into cravings—and then subsequently dozing off in front of the tree with your top button unfastened—is what the holidays are all about. But after the big meal enters your stomach, the situation inside is anything but serene. In fact, your entire body goes into overdrive the second you smell the holiday spread.


When You Walk Into the Kitchen

 

The second you walk into the kitchen and get a whiff of the turkey, ham and other holiday fares, gastric fluids and other enzymes needed for digestion begin to secrete inside the stomach, priming the digestive system for the meal ahead.


After the First Appetizer

 

Once you start chewing the first bite of food, the stomach immediately begins to expand because it knows more food is on the way that will need to be digested. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract also perks up a bit because it knows more food is on the way. This prompts more digestive enzymes to release from the stomach, pancreas and the intestine. Insulin, the hormone that helps glucose move from the blood into the cells, is also released when you begin to nosh and sugar from the food enters the bloodstream. This subsequently triggers a release of the hormone, leptin, which helps the brain register that we’re eating, and allows for more insulin secretion.


Five Minutes Into the Meal

 

Once you start digging into carb and sugar-laden dishes like mashed potatoes and stuffing, your body releases serotonin, the feel-good hormone. Enjoy the carb-o-bliss—only a few more days till your New year’s resolutions.


Ten Minutes Into the Meal

 

The serotonin then activates the reward system in the brain which tells you, ‘This tastes awesome, I’d like some more’ when you eat something delicious. This is why it’s so hard to say no to seconds or cheat meals.


Twenty Minutes Into the Meal

 

When you start feeling full, sensory nerves in the stomach and appetite controlling hormones like ghrelin activate the satiety centers of the brain, telling you you’ve eaten enough. However, those signals are easy to ignore if others around you are still munching away or the spread looks particularly appealing. Plus if you eat super fast your brain may not get the signal that you’re full until you’ve already served yourself seconds.


Five Minutes After Your Last Bite of Dessert

 

After your last bite of pie, the stomach secretes enzymes and acids that help break down your meal into smaller pieces so it can eventually fit into the small intestine. Starchy and water-based foods are then broken down further into liquid, but fatty foods like Grandma’s buttery mashed potatoes, stick around in the stomach because they aren’t able to break down as quickly, causing that uncomfortable, bloated feeling.


Fifteen Minutes After Dessert

 

By now all your food has made its way from the stomach down into the small intestine. Once it’s arrived, it signals the release of enzymes from the pancreas and gallbladder that helps to digest carbs and proteins and break the food down into amino acids and simple sugars to be absorbed into the bloodstream.


Thirty Minutes After Dessert

 

Feeling tired yet? That’s what I thought. While many people get sleepy after eating their Christmas dinner, the turkey is not to blame. There just isn’t enough tryptophan in a standard serving of the meat to have that kind of effect. The fatigue is most likely a result of your stuffed stomach. Blood rushes out of the extremities into to the abdomen to assist with the digestion process which causes feelings of fatigue.


Two Hours After Dessert

 

Your liver is beginning to break up your dinner into nutrients that your body can absorb and use to stay healthy. At this point, your body will also begin to use the food you’ve eaten for energy. Anything you don’t burn off later tonight will be stored as fat.


Two Days After Christmas

 

Finally, you’ve excreted your holiday meal. Anything that’s been sitting in your stomach giving you a bloated midsection should finally be out of your system! Only 363 days till next Christmas!


Blogmas

If you missed Days 1-3 you can click the links in this section to catch up. If you also have any ideas about what you would like to see from me during #Blogmas please don’t hesitate in giving me your #Blogmas Ideas.

#Blogmas Day 1   #Blogmas Day 2   #Blogmas Day 3


Final Thoughts

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Your Body On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here again, and if you’re one of the people who use the holiday as an excuse to stuff your face silly, I’m not judging. But we are curious about what happens to your body on Thanksgiving.

Giving into cravings —and then subsequently dozing off on the couch with your top button unfastened —is what the holidays are all about. But after the big meal enters your stomach, the situation inside is anything but serene. In fact, your entire body goes into overdrive the second you smell the holiday spread.

Today I am going to explain exactly how your system deals with the Thanksgiving dinner overload. And to get your stomach super tight after the holidays.

When You Walk Into the Kitchen

Woman cooking in kitchenThe second you walk into the kitchen and get a whiff of the turkey and other holiday fares, gastric fluids and other enzymes needed for digestion begin to secrete inside the stomach, priming the digestive system for the meal ahead.


After the First Appetizer

Pigs in a blanket appetizerOnce you start chewing the first bite of food, the stomach immediately begins to expand because it knows more food is on the way that will need to be digested. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract also perks up a bit because it knows more food is on the way. This prompts more digestive enzymes to release from the stomach, pancreas and the intestine. “Insulin, the hormone that helps glucose move from the blood into the cells, is also released when you begin to nosh and sugar from the food enters the bloodstream. This subsequently triggers a release of the hormone, leptin, which helps the brain register that we’re eating, and allows for more insulin secretion.


Five Minutes Into the Meal

Thanksgiving turkeyOnce you start digging into carbs and sugar-laden dishes like mashed potatoes and stuffing, your body releases serotonin, the feel-good hormone. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all month: Carb-o-bliss.


Ten Minutes Into the Meal

Mashed potatoesThe serotonin then activates the reward system in the brain which tells you, ‘This tastes awesome, I’d like some more’ when you eat something delicious. This explains why it’s so hard to say no to Turkey Day two.


Twenty Minutes Into the Meal

Passing pie at ThanksgivingWhen you start feeling full, sensory nerves in the stomach and appetite controlling hormones like ghrelin activate the satiety centers of the brain, telling you you’ve eaten enough. However, those signals are easy to ignore if others around you are still munching away or the spread looks particularly appealing… Plus if you eat super fast your brain may not get the signal that you’re full until you’ve already served yourself seconds.


Five Minutes After Your Last Bite of Dessert

Apple crispAfter your last bite of pie, the stomach secretes enzymes and acids that help break down your meal into smaller pieces so it can eventually fit into the small intestine. Starchy and water-based foods are then broken down further into liquid, but fatty foods like Grandma’s buttery mashed potatoes, stick around in the stomach because they aren’t able to break down as quickly, causing that uncomfortable, bloated feeling.


Fifteen Minutes After Dessert

Man holding stomachBy now all your food has made its way from the stomach down into the small intestine. Once it’s arrived, it signals the release of enzymes from the pancreas and gallbladder that helps to digest carbs and proteins and break the food down into amino acids and simple sugars to be absorbed into the bloodstream.


Thirty Minutes After Dessert

Sleepy thanksgivingFeeling tired yet? Yup, that’s what I thought. While many people get sleepy after eating their Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey is not to blame. There just isn’t enough tryptophan in a standard serving of the meat to have that kind of effect. The fatigue is most likely a result of your stuffed stomach. Blood rushes out of the extremities into to the abdomen to assist with the digestion process which causes feelings of fatigue.


Two Hours After Dessert

Thanksgiving clean plateYour liver is beginning to break up your dinner into nutrients that your body can absorb and use to stay healthy. At this point, your body will also begin to use the food you’ve eaten for energy. Anything you don’t burn off later tonight will be stored as fat.


Two Days After Thanksgiving

Bathroom toilet paperFinally, you’ve excreted your Turkey Day meal. Anything that’s been sitting in your stomach giving you a bloated midsection should finally be out of your system! Only 363 days till next Thanksgiving! In the meantime.


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed today’s post? If you have any questions about today’s post, any past post or questions, in general, please feel free in reaching out and I will be more than happy to answer any questions, comments or concerns you may have. You can ALWAYS find my email in the “Thank You” section and you can ALWAYS find my social media links in the “Where You Can Follow Me” section.

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1 Week Keto Update

A little over a week ago 9 days ago I finished the Pruvit Keto Reboot. (Link to that post will be at the end of this post). In today’s post, I will give you a rundown on how I feel and If after 1 week am I still doing Keto and If I plan on doing Keto long Term or just until I reach my fitness and health goals. Since this will be a lengthy post I’m going to label each section for you. So If you are Interested In reading a certain section you can scroll down and find that section. Everything I mention If possible I will add links to recipes that I mention some have links some don’t. I will mention pancakes that don’t have a link to the recipe will be at the end of this post.

  1. Keto Reboot Update
  2. 1-week post reboot
  3. Keto Update Continued/ Fat burning dressing (Link)
  4. Breaking Bad Habits
  5. Am I still doing Keto/ Intermittent Fasting
  6. Discalimer 
  7. Fitness/ Health Goals
  8. Links

Keto Reboot Update

9 days ago I finished the Pruvit Keto Reboot. I went 60 hours without food and survived on just liquids. I can’t say for sure If I lost any weight because I don’t own a scale. I will say this my clothes are a bit looser on me and my stomach Is flatter. I’ll Insert a 1-week picture update now. Scroll down for the continued update.

1 Week Post Reboot

20180425_120913 (1)This picture Is 100% real. I didn’t do any fancy posing I didn’t suck It In. This Is what my stomach looks like after 9 days post reboot and first thing In the morning with no food or water yet. Believe me when I drank water after I took this picture my stomach looked like I was 5 months pregnant.

Keto Update Continued

During the 3 days, I ate pretty light and I did eat keto per the Reboot after Instructions. I broke my fast around the 62-hour mark. I made a BIG cup of coffee and 2 eggs. It was the most delicious meal I ever had! My stomach was a bit queasy after. I think It was due to the fact that I broke my fast with coffee? (Yes I did drink water when I woke up). After I ate I made what Is called a fat-burning salad dressing. I will post the link to the original recipe below ( I did modify It to my personal needs I made It vegan).

https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2015/07/08/fat-burning-salad-dressing

I made a salad for lunch and pancakes for dinner. I will post the link to what I ate after the reboot. Day 2 post reboot I did keep It keto and simple keto simple recipes. The recipes were super simple and super easy to make but did require some Ingredients that I didn’t have on hand. (In a future blog I will post some of my favorite recipes from the past 9 days).  I have kept It Keto and haven’t gone back to my “old ways”.

Breaking Bad Habits

Since finishing the reboot I really, for the most part, haven’t gone back to my old habits. I have made some changes and If I didn’t do the Reboot this post wouldn’t even exist. When you are doing the reboot you aren’t allowed soda or caffeine or soda or anything. The reboot Is a liquid diet. During the reboot, my body detoxed from all the sugar and caffeine I filled my body with before and even the day of the reboot.

The main thing I noticed when coming off the reboot Is that I didn’t crave soda or sugary candy or junk food. It Is true what they say. This reboot does reset your body to a healthier lifestyle whether you are going keto or just want a fresh start for a healthier you. I did go back to soda (not often) when I do drink soda I drink coke zero and I will only have a small glass now back In the day before the reboot I could have a whole 2 liter In one day. I also didn’t go back to candy. I use to eat a whole bag full of sour patch kids In one day and In one sitting. I haven’t had sour patch kids In actually 2 weeks. I stopped eating candy 2 weeks before the reboot so my body wouldn’t go Into total shock. And as for junk food. I only eat either keto friendly junk food or Benitos chips. They aren’t that keto friendly In terms of carbs. But When the craving hits I just eat a few to satisfy that craving.

Am I Still Doing Keto/ Intermittent Fasting

I am still doing keto but It’s more of a trial basis. As currently I am recipe testing keto recipes and trying to either make It vegan It or make It vegetarian. I have been eating a lot more salads because It Is the easiest way for me to hit my macros and still have some room for when the junk food craving hit. I have started Intermittent fasting again and honestly, I didn’t do It on purpose I started drinking bulletproof coffee and I stopped eating when I wasn’t hungry anymore and with those things combined, I unintentionally started Intermittent fasting. I can’t say I mind It. The thing Is some days I can go almost 20 hours without eating because I’m just not that hungry. Also on those days, I eat maybe 1 meal and 1 snack for that day and that IS NOT HEALTHY!

So now I try and break my fast around 5 and eat until 10 or 11 pm. For some they don’t like going to bed full I, however, don’t mind going to bed feeling full. Also, I am up until 3 am so It does give my body some time to digest before I lay down.

Keto Long Term

As of right now, I can’t say If I will do It long term. I can say I do see myself continuing the Keto lifestyle for a long time but how long of a time Is to be determined. I can’t deny the results I maintained and saw from eating Keto for 9 days. The main thing I learned In these 9 days Is that keto Is mind over matter. If you are coming off of what Is called “The Standard American Diet” and you want to start the Keto Lifestyle than you might have to mentally prepare yourself. Keto Is a lifestyle, not just a diet. Diet Is something you do Short term to reach your ideal weight.

Disclaimer: I want to put a Disclaimer out there. If you have ever suffered from some type of eating disorder or your relationship with food Is bad. THAN KETO IS NOT FOR YOU! In the beginning when you switch your diet from low fat to high fat, low carb diet It can suppress your appetite. I should know. I think the reason for mine Is because of the Bulletproof coffee. Keto Is not designed for you to Intake little to no calories. Listen to me when I say the loss of appetite will go away and your body will go back to normal. Mine took about the 9 days to start being normal again and because your appetite Is suppressed you may also experience constipation. Before I went Keto I was “regular” and when I switched from an unhealthy vegetarian diet to a Keto/Vegetarian diet my body was backed up for about 3 days and then It took about 5 days to get back to full regular schedule. 

Fitness & Health Goals

I am VERY thankful to be a healthy woman. I don’t have any serious health “Issues” and for that I am thankful. I don’t have a certain weight I would like to see on the scale. I just go with the flow and If I had to put a number than I would say I would like to lose 30 pounds to start and then go from there. I stand at 5’5. So yes you can say I am overweight for my height. And as for Fitness goals. I do yoga 3-4 times a week to stretch and loosen my body back up. And when the gym opens up by my house I’ll join and start going to the gym. I also walk my dogs 2 times daily and to get some “extra” steps I walk the separate so that means I walk 4 times a day.

Links

 

Here are some links to recipes and where you can find me at and where I got my Pruvit Reboot Kit from. Disclaimer Some links are affiliate links but I do not make money If you click or buy anything from the affiliated links.

Chia Seed Pudding

(Link to the best Keto mousse around) Keto Mousse

(Links to Day 1 & 2 Of the Keto Reboot) Pruvit Keto Reboot Day 1

Pruvit keto reboot (Day 2) + Recap

(Where I bought the Reboot Kit From) katherineann.pruvitnow.com OR Katherineann.shopketo.com

How you can Reach her If you are Interested In doing the Reboot or If you have any questions on going Keto for the first time.  (Her Facebook) Katherine Serenbetz (@pruvitwithkat) There she posts everything from nutrition, recipes, at home workouts, and one on one consultation about your fitness and nutrition goals.

Her Instagram:  pruvitwithkat

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Pruvit Keto Reboot Day 1

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned a few things but the two main things I mentioned was that 1) what Keto Is and how It can be beneficial to overall health and 2) The Keto Reboot by Pruvit. In today’s post, I will give you a rundown on how I am feeling and If I would do It again.

DISCLAIMER: ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL FOR ANY ADVICE ON DETOXES AND THE KETOGENIC LIFESTYLE. Just like with any lifestyle changing If you feel unwell for a longer period of time don’t hesitate to call your doctor. Any advice I give In these type posts are mine and before I give any advice I do TONS of research and I talk to people knowledgeable In that area before I post facts. And like always thank you for reading my posts.

I mentioned yesterday how I am doing the Pruvit 60 hour Keto Reboot. I’m not going to bore you with all of that Infor. If you want to read yesterday’s post It’s a rundown on what Pruvit Keto reboot Is and I explain the Ketogenic “diet”. I will link It below If you want to check It out. Ths post will start from last night when I started It and It will go to tonight.

I started the Reboot 11:30 pm last night (Sunday). I started off by taking the Capsules//OS and I drank the Keto Kalm. I tried the flavor Caramel Apple and let me tell you that tea was VERY sweet I diluted It some and It was still sweet but tolerable. I kid you not.. not even 10 minutes of taking the capsules and taking a few sips of the tea I was already In the bathroom. I sipped on the tea for a little bit and when that tea kicked In I was knocked out until around 11:30 this morning.

11:30 am I got up and I made my first drink of the day and that was the Keto //OS Max In raspberry lemonade. That flavor Is AMAZING! It wasn’t sweet and It tasted like I was drinking a raspberry lemonade. I then took 2 Capsules. Since I am technically 4 1/2 hrs behind the original start of It (8pm) I just redid the schedule to still get the same benefits just has to fit around me.

2-2:30 pm I had my first “meal” of the day. Like I mentioned In yesterdays post due to food allergies I had to switch the flavor from Keto Thyme to Just the Salted Caramel. I lightly heated up my tea kettle and then I poured 12oz of water into a mug and added the bone broth. The bone broth smelled and tasted like salted caramel popcorn. I sipped on It for 20 minutes and It filled me up.

While I waited for the time It was to drink my final Keto Max raspberry lemonade drink I made myself a medium cup of just plain black coffee. My sister Is a pruvit promoter and she told me It was ok to drink black coffee If I felt like I needed the extra pick me up. Around 4:30 I felt that I needed the pick me up so I made myself a medium cup of black coffee and I sipped on that until It was time for the Keto Max.

6pm I made my final Keto Max. Again It was delicious and still, It did not disappoint.

8pm I made another bone broth. I chose to “eat” It like a soup. Again It was filling and It did not disappoint.

11:30pm I again took the final capsules for the day and made the chocolate Keto Kalm tea. The tea Is again sweet but It tasted like hot chocolate so I didn’t mind It.

Overall I am feeling really good. I’m not hungry at all. I did Intermittent fasting In the past so I believe that’s why I’m not feeling hungry. I don’t have any detox symptoms besides using the bathroom. My energy is up and I’m feeling lighter and great. I know It’s only day 1 but tomorrow Is Tuesday and It’s the last day that I am fasting. Not once did I feel like I needed to eat or even wanted to eat. I believe that If I make through today (Monday) than I can finish this Reboot strong. I did take before picture. And when the Reboot Is done I will take an after photo. Depends on how I feel showing the Interwebs my stomach I may or may not post It.

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Pruvit Keto Reboot

As the title suggests I will be doing the 60 hour Keto Reboot. The good thing Is that I won’t be doing It alone my sister will be doing It with me. My sister recently became a pruvit promoter I will be posting her link below this post.  She told me she bought two kits one for me and one for her. I have done a detox before I did a 72-hour detox a few years ago but the thing with that was that I was allowed to eat 1 VERY small meal at night before bed. I did lose some weight mainly because I was always In the bathroom.

As the Title has the word Keto In It this will be a lengthy post. I promise you It won’t disappoint.  I will be posting pictures of what the Keto Reboot looks like. I had to change some Items out due to food allergies.

This Pruvit Keto Reboot Isn’t a “detox” It reboots your entire system. In short, It’s designed to reprogram your body to use your fat as energy and ketones Instead of sugar as fuel. This Reboot Is designed to get your body ready for the Ketogenic diet or lifestyle depending on how long you plan on staying In Keto. You’ll Increase your Ketophagy ( Natural cellular detoxification process that recycles and repairs cells through Keto).

DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. PLEASE CONSULT YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL WITH ANY CONCERNS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THE KETO REBOOT OR ABOUT THE KETO DIET/LIFESTYLE. WHAT MAY WORK FOR ME MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU. ANY ADVICE I GIVE IN THIS POST IS BASED ON MY EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY.

Okay here Is the thing. I know what you are thinking what the heck Is keto?  The Keto diet Is High Fat roughly around 70-80%, No carbs or as little as possible, and moderate protein. Like I mentioned above Keto Is designed to reset your body. Here Is how It works. Keto works by changing the way the body turns food into energy. Typically, during digestion, we break down carbohydrates — like those found in the verboten foods above — into molecules of fructose, galactose, and glucose, the last of which serves as the body’s primary source of energy. When the body can’t draw it from carbohydrates — either because they’ve been cut out of the diet or because a person hasn’t eaten for a long time — it looks for other forms of energy. The keto diet deliberately places the body in a state of ketosis, where fat is released from cells and turned into ketones, the body’s plan B for energy production. So as long as you stay In ketosis your body will continue to use fat.

When you first go, Keto, you will most likely go through a detox period. Depending on how your diet was before you went Keto depends on If you will have a smooth transition or a rough one In the beginning. I remember when I vegan I went through one hell of a detox. My diet before going vegan was hot pockets, fast food, regular soda, junk food and no exercise. So naturally, when I started giving my body what It craved I went through a detox period. I did lose some weight but I don’t think It was because I went Vegan I think It was because I went through a detox.

Just like for some people who go Vegan they do It for weight loss. This goes for Keto. If you think about It keto Is very similar to the Atkins diet that was popular many years ago. As for the rocky start, you might have brain fog, tiredness, and soreness. These symptoms are natural as your body Is detoxing and your body Is getting used to burning fat as energy Instead of carbs. Your body should detox for a few days and once your done detoxing your body should start feeling more and more normal over time. If you still feel off after 2-3 weeks go and talk to your doctor to make sure nothing serious Is wrong.

The Keto diet Isn’t for everybody. If you had a history of an eating disorder than this Isn’t for you. It’s so restrictive that It can mess with your daily interactions with food and a person’s relationship with food. Again always talk with your medical professional.

Now that you understand what Keto Is and why It Is so beneficial I am now going to talk about the Keto Reboot. The Keto Reboot Is a 60 Hour bone broth fast. It starts every 3rd Sunday of the month. Pictured blow Is what the Keto Reboot comes with.

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This next picture Is what the contents of the box look like.

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This next picture shows each product flavor.

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I did take a picture of the Ingredients for each product pictured above but It didn’t come out right and I forgot to fix It.

What I pictured Isn’t what comes with the Reboot Itself. As you probably read the box It comes with Keto Kalm (2 chocolate 1 Caramel Apple), 4 Better Broth ( 2 Keto Thyme and 2 Salted Caramel), 4 Keto//OS Max (2 Caffeine and 2 Caffeine free Raspberry Lemonade), and 10 Signal//OS Capsules. You get all of this for $79.00+ $9 for ground shipping.

Like I mentioned I had to switch some Items out due to food allergies. I have 4 regular (caffeine max) because my sister can’t handle the caffeine (roughly 90mg) and she doesn’t drink tea so she gave me all of her Keto Kalm. As for the bone broth. The keto Thyme has chicken In It and due to food allergies, I can’t have chicken so my sister gave me all of her Salted Caramel and I gave her all of my Keto Thyme.

My sister asked her friend who Is familiar with the Reboot and she said It’s okay to switch anything out that you can’t have. For the Signal//OS Capsules If you have a mushroom allergy, It’s okay not to take the pills. Also If you don’t like drinking tea It’s okay to not drink the tea. The tea Is designed to relax your mind and body before bed so you can get a more restful sleep and also while you sleep It helps the Ketones do their thing so you can get optimal results.

The Keto Reboot starts every 3rd Sunday of the month. Sunday you will eat normally. and at 8pm It starts. Here Is the thing depending on your schedule you can start It. For me, I don’t go to bed until 1-2 so I’ll stop eating at 10 pm and around midnight I’ll drink the Keto Kalm.

The schedule I am about to give Is the schedule that they prefer you to follow. I don’t follow the schedule because I go to bed late and I wake up late. But upon me waking up I will make the raspberry Keto//OS max. Then maybe around 2 I will take the Capsules. Around 4 I will have the Keto Broth (Salted Caramel). Then around 5, I will drink another Keto//OS max. I know 180 mg of caffeine may seem like a lot. But for me, It Is not. Then around 8 or 9, I will have another Salted Caramel Bone Broth. And finally around 11 I will drink the Keto Kalm and take the capsules.

The schedule I mentioned above Is the schedule I will follow for the entire reboot. I know It will be hard going without food but for me, It shouldn’t be a problem (hopefully) because I did Intermittent fasting and I went almost 16 hours a day without food. So hopefully I will survive. My sister has NEVER done a detox before. She Is excited and nervous. She also Is saying that she won’t last a whole day without food. But she Is looking forward to losing the bloat and water weight as am I.

There Is a 3 day period where you have to slowly ease back Into food. You are allowed to do LIGHT exercises like yoga or light stretches. Make sure you get In plenty of water. I know duh right?

And to finish off this post I’m going to list symptoms you may experience during the Keto Reboot.

Oily Skin~ Is probably the first thing you’ll notice don’t worry It’s toxins leaving your body

Headaches~I know during detoxes I experience headaches mainly due to the lack of caffeine. If you drink high amounts of caffeine or eat tons of sugar you will most likely experience headaches.

Sweat~If you sweat don’t worry Sweat helps your organs to engage in eliminating toxins.

Cold~Your body Is conserving energy because It realizes something Is going on.

Emotional~ It could be because your liver Is detoxing and that Is a side effect of a liver detox or maybe because you can’t eat.

Euphoria~ Once you come close to the end of the reboot and your body Is now burning fat Instead of sugar you might feel strong and motivated.

There are a lot more symptoms you could have but the ones I mentioned are the most common ones and ones I’ve experienced In the past.

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Here we go again. I had another food allergy attack and this time I have no clue what caused It. Monday the 19th me and some people went to the mall after spending the day out. We went to Whole Foods and I LOVE Whole Foods for different reasons. 1) Who doesn’t love Whole Foods? 2) I LOVE their bakery. Whole Foods bakery Is great for me because not only do they have sweets they have sweets that I can eat. They have gluten free cupcakes, cakes, pies, and donuts. 3) They have food that I can also eat and that Includes protein that Is soy, gluten, wheat, dairy, and meat-free protein.

Back In the day, I use to spend hundreds of dollars at Whole Foods. Back then I also didn’t know of all the food allergies/sensitivities I know about now. This time was maybe the second time In a year that I went to Whole Foods knowing about my food “Issues”. Also back then I would buy all the processed “junk”. I just remembered I went to Whole Foods a few weeks ago when I was In Baltimore and the only things I got there was the coffee called super coffee and this gut shot probiotic drink.

Now this time In Whole Foods I am trying to eat “healthier” meaning I’ll eat what my body Is craving but I’ll try and do It as healthy as possible. For example last night my body was craving chips so I ate some Beanitos Nacho flavored tortillas. Then I had some pretzels and cheese with my sister later that night. I don’t go overboard on the junk but I don’t deprive myself either. For another example, I use to be a HUGE chocolate/candy person. At night when the snack attack hit me, I would eat whatever I wanted. I changed to sugar-free chocolate whenever my body wanted chocolate I would grab a piece or two of sugar-free chocolate and I would eat It. Now my body doesn’t crave chocolate anymore.

Sorry for going off topic of today’s post. So I’m at Whole Foods and I’m looking at the labels and I mean looking at the labels. Just because It says It’s gluten-free doesn’t mean It’s soy, dairy or corn free. For the second time In the last year, I spent under $40. The most expensive item where my $10 gluten, dairy, and soy free cupcakes. I was just excited to be able to eat foods that aren’t going to hurt me.

Now to the point of this post that brought you here, to begin with, my food allergy attack.

Here we are at the mall and I go to chipotle like always. I get what I thought was safe and I get the veggies wrap and I read online that the wraps are corn and gluten-free. I get my normal fixings and I sit at the table and I eat. My sister told me that my face Is breaking out In hives and my cheeks have rashes and my face Is getting a bit puffy. I drink TONS of water and the symptoms subsided pretty quickly but what I was left with was an Itchy and very dry face that If you looked at my face It looked like I got sunburned and my face was peeling.

We were at the mall for a few hours after my allergy attack, for the most part, I felt ok. My head hurt, I felt really really tired, my belly hurt (because I was bloated), and my joints hurt. To put It In simpler terms It felt like my body got ran over by a mac truck and It felt like I ran a marathon. Normally I just get the bloating and some rashes. Now I’m getting more symptoms and my food allergy attacks are becoming more frequent. Sometimes I feel like maybe I shouldn’t eat out anymore because I feel like what I felt like what once was a safe place to eat Is no longer safe.

Today the 21st. I ate at home. I don’t know where you live when you are reading this but where I am we are still In the middle of a snowstorm that started yesterday the 20th.  So Today I ate In. I made this Tasty recipe (I put a link to all things I mentioned). This Tasty recipe Is for Fluffy Pancakes. If you read my Japanese Jiggly Cheesecake recipe these pancakes recipe Is like that. It took about an hour to put the batter together and each pancake took 5 minutes each to make. I made some substitutions because you know food allergies. I have to say they turned out. They weren’t as fluffy and I chalked It up too that the pan I used Is slightly bigger than the one they used In the video.

I ate 1/2 of one and then I didn’t eat until dinner. I had mac and cheese and a high-protein patty from Trader Joe’s. And as I’m typing this I had 2 sugar-free candy a caramel candy and a peanut butter cup. And soon I might have these things called nutter puffs by the company called popchips I will also link that below and or maybe cheese and pretzels.

As for my activity level yesterday the 20th I did some light stretching and rested the rest of the day since I still wasn’t feeling my best. And today I shoveled snow 4 times so there was my exercise for today I did break a light sweat when I was shoveling so It still counts as exercise right? Also, I took one of my dogs who LOVES the snow my pitbull HATES snow so he was Inside anyway I took my fun-loving snow loving snow dog outside to play and I was moving to break a slight sweat still counts right? And as for tomorrow, I’m going to go with how I feel In the morning and If I feel good I’ll do some yoga If I still feel blah I’ll do some light stretching.

I’m just going to listen to my body and hope to be back to some type of exercise by tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ll just binge watch psych while watching the snow fall outside.

Here are some stupid links to some stupid products that I’m currently loving.

~Down Dog Yoga App

https://www.downdogapp.com/

~Fluffy Pancakes that I made to fit my specific needs

https://tasty.co/recipe/fluffy-perfect-pancakes (Time Consuming)

~”Healthy-Ish” Chips Beanitos Nacho Chips  (Stupid Good)

http://www.beanitos.com/

*Also, real quick about Beanitos all of their products are STUPID DELICIOUS you should buy them or don’t? But you should.*

~Here Is a link to stupid (Good) sugar-free candy for all of my peeps who are trying to watch their bods for summer or not? The link I provided Is for the kind I get the assorted chocolate It comes with coconut and I just giveaway the coconut because coconut candy Is gross.

https://www.russellstover.com/sugar-free-t104/assorted-chocolates-ns100–1/sugar-free-assortment-1785-oz-bag-6988

~A Link to the nutter puffs I mentioned also really stupid good and addicting. And get your mind out of the gutter you nasty.

http://popchips.com/products/nutter_puffs_peanut_butter

~All of the products mentioned In the post I paid with my own money, all opinions are my own and there aren’t any affiliate links.

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